FLUG THE COLLECTION (2X12 GATEFOLD)
having carved out a lane truly his own in the often harshly competitive world of techno, argentinian-born / barcelona-based producer sebastian lopez, alias flug, has long proven to be no bit player in the scene and his compositions have kept signalling a fighting fit producer, whose highest standards of floor skippering and experimentation-friendly approach have never failed him over the years. resurfacing three years after the drop of his debut vinyl album, -in safe hiding-, flug clocks in on quartz rec with -flug i the collection- - a long-player bound to reconnect fully with the club and produce very energetic tracks that represent the techno he loves playing during his dj sets. all tracks were originally written on tour, on the plane or in hotel rooms to better capture the dancefloors vibe, using field recordings from around the globe and later processed in the studio via his analogue arsenal of preference.
ACID ANDROMEDA (KMYLE RMX)
cardao is back on quartz rec with a limited edition vinyl containing the title track from his previous digital ep acid andromeda >qrz040< and phenomena, first released on thunderstorm ep >qrz034<, two tracks that received great feedback from djs and fans alike. french producer kmyle >skryptom, clergy< delivers a stunning interpretation of acid andromeda with harder distorted beats, while label head paul ritch completes the package with a relentless original track doubies.
THE FOURTH D
limited to 200 copies, the handmade vinyl cover is painted by sasha sime, thus making each copy unique. hot on the heels of paul ritch s >s.c.u.d< ep, quartz rec welcomes joton for a slamming ep >the fourth d<. the spanish producer and new rhythmic label owner delivers highly effective techno grooves on >the fourth d< and >dark sculptures<, while distant sounds on >different faces< and mystic chants on >diatomic< give this ep a shamanic dimension.
A MAN LOST IN TIME (VINYL ONLY / GREY MARBLED VINYL)
quartz rec kicks off the new year with >a man lost in time< by fragmentor. the italian, japan-based producer is a resident at mind off, tokyo, and recently started his own imprint follow the flow with a jonas kopp ep for which he delivered a stunning remix. here, he delivers two thumping acid tracks: >a man lost in time< comes first, bleeps and hisses unraveling on a booming kick, followed by >blowtorch< with its escalating frenzied acid lines on the b side. >synthetic rain< the ambient cut closing this ep illustrates even more that fragmentor is a master in creating slowly building atmospheres full of twists and eerie sounds and a producer to watch for. >a man lost in time< will be released on grey vinyl limited to 200 copies on january 21st 2019.
I WANNA DANCE
following releases by label boss paul ritch and portuguese producer cardao, quartz rec welcomes a new addition to its roster, dj sodeyama, with >i wanna dance< ep. dj, producer, label owner & founder of arpa records, yoshifumi sodeyama started djing in the early 90s in his native tokyo. his well crafted productions have been released on japanese and international labels, including a recent appearance on nina kravitzs trip compilation >i have a question<. on this ep, from the building tension of the opening track, to the beautiful acid sounds of the last, dj sodeyama manages to create great atmospheres using repetitive patterns with drifting sounds that will surely make the dancers mind wander.
NIHIL SINE SOLE
quartz rec is pleased to welcome the duo doomwork based in rome and well known for them amazing groove, there music is emotive and immersive with melodies and riff locked into rolling rhythms and subtle atmospherics.and its with no surprise that they are coming with an outstanding ep on quartz rec, first track « nihil sine sole » super trippy track with some great congas slowly and this beautiful pad building a great atmosphere. second track « memento » getting more into deep techno with class, tracks talk for itself. we have also two remixes, first one is from ambivalent who deliver a big stomper techno mix ready to smash the dance floor, second is from ness who bring a driving techno track melt with the pad from the original who will make lose yourself.
USED (ANDRE KRONERT / OKAIN / ALLJACKS RMX)
pumpin techno track from rising dutch talent onno, comes with hot remixes from andre kronert, okain & alljacks
stepping up to quartz rec this time is exciting french talent okain.he delivers a mighty ep, with three kick ass techno cuts for your pleasure! title track blackrock marches straight from the off, with snares and hand claps combining to great effect. okains talent for droppingpercussive efx and sounds in his tracks is once again apparent. creating and expanding an atmosphere throughout with his swirling efx, tom toms and flute... he actually takes you in to the rain forest... to the blackrock!ghost city the name fits the track to perfection. the opening drums evoking pictures of a deserted town. those haunting synth stabs, andatmospherics swirling around you. then the vocals appear out of the darkness, with the spooky, trippy synth. nocturnal, driving music....where is monday takes us on a tough, housier journey. delicate toms open the show, and the pace increases as the robust, funk filled bass linedrops in. layer upon layer is woven by okain. brilliant, and cheeky vocal drops, and efx come at us throughout the track, as it keeps up itsintense pace and groove. awesome stuff.this is heavy. handle with care!!
2008 saw thomass busiest, and most successful year to date. having caught the ear of bpitch control boss ellen allien, february saw him release >ride on< on the label. >seduction< followed in june and july saw him rework ellens superb >out<. 2009 looks set for more of the same, and has lunched in the finest fashion with his third bpitch control release, januarys >somewhere around tristram< alongside quartz label manager and artist okain. which, brings us to todays release >offone<. three intelligently crafted and dazzlingly effective techno cuts, >offone<, >arp< and >watch yourself<, make this a serious contender for best techno release of the year to date. dark at times, brutal at others, yet all featuring a constant spine of parisian funk.
INDECISION (ILARIO ALICANTE REMIX)
quartz rec is pleased to welcome indian super star arjun vagale who delivers two techno stomper include a massive remix from ilario alicante.
following the great ep from doomwork, italy strike back with the duo reform! two guys who joined their mind together to create music, testing new electronic paths, playing with external machines to creates their own sounds, after only one release and one track on a compilation you can see that the duo have a lot to say into techno. reform bring here with “chaotic dimension“ a very complete release who take from techno madness with chaotic dimension to deep techno for extremis passing by a super funky vibe for dancewear with this vocal who drives you, to end with treasure who deliver a mind blowing experience.
quartz rec is finally back after a year long break with the first release coming from the label boss himself : paul ritch. this four track ep of the finest crafted techno called * voyage* will set you on a real trip. fasten your seatbelt.
FROM HERE TO THERE (ROD REMIX)
man of the moment alan fitzpatrick teams up with jon gurd to bring us one of his finest tune to date. quartz headquarter decided to call rotterdam hero rod aka benny rodriguez to remix the tune and the man gave us two essential versions of from here to there. if it wasnt enough paul ritch – the label boss - complete the package with his own interpretation of the track
much anticipated release of new paul ritch material included his hit asteroid featuring on his green & blue mix cd ( cocoon ) plus silver dust and space control who have been road tested for months by the quartz crew
whilst most of us would associate the productions of butch with his effortlessly flowing, melodic and uplifting style, perfect music for the summer floors and terraces.... of late, the turkish born producer has been channeling back into his tougher and dare we say it, more butch techno sounds. having bathed us in the gorgeous tones of previous hits such as >papillon< and >eyes wide open<, butchs latest work for quartz music sees him expanding further on his recent chemically inspired cecille release >lsd 25<, by serving up a large helping of acid on, >303<. sinister and deadly, the creeping corrosive cut is perfect soundtrack for those dark strobe lit moments. >soul leaves body< sees on the polar opposite side of our trip as the blissed out beats of the tabla and strains of the sitar sweep us away an ethereal bed of sound.
paul ritch presents his new ep >secret garden< and celebrates 3 years of his own quartz rec. after 20 releases the label etablished itself as a leading force in the techno scene and this new 3 tracker will raise the bar even further.
FOUND IN TRANSLATION
secret dj weapons, check !!
GET SYSTEMATIC EP
massive phunkin prime time techno !!
SPLIT THE LINE - DUBFIRE REMIX (2010 REPRESS)
2010 repress ! paul ritch and his quartz music label return with a very special treat! the first release on quartz was pauls own >split ep<. the response to the music on this ep was incredible. not only from specialists, but also from the public. how do you improve on the package? well, draft in one of the biggest names in world of techno to not only provide a remix, but take the two biggest tracks from the release, combine them, and remix the mutant off-spring. indeed! this is just what dubfire has done. taking >walk the line< and >split<, melting them together, and then reworking them to provide what will, from now, and forever more, be known as.... the >split the line - dubfire mega remix.< 2008 proved to be a wonderful year for dubfire. his releases and remixes filled the top spots in many end of year charts. no more than they deserved. his >dios< & >diablo< tracks alongside oiiver huntemann were instant smashes, and his remixes took him to a whole new level. radio slaves >grindhouse<, minologues >jamaica<, gregor treshers >a thousand nights< & booka shades >charlotte< all received the dubfire treatment, and all, went on to be smash hits. 2009 is set to be even bigger and better for everyone involved in this e.p.. is that possible? just watch this space!
RUN - 2000 AND ONE & VISIONQUEST RMXS
d julz & paul ritch together for « run » with 2000 & one remix & visionquest remix (lee cutiss,ryan crosson & sex troxler)
CANNIBALLS EP PART 2 (CLEAR RED VINYL)
coloured 12" FR
limited red vinyl... slamming techno bomb
quartz rec. family is looking forward to start the summer with a bang! here we present you a new series of collaborations between the artists of the label.
paul ritch has teamed up with his good friend paco osuna to deliver a groovy monster tune while carlo lio and canadian friends the junkies show us their skills with the well titled >go ahead listen< track. last but not least okain & hermanez >buds bomber< completes this rocking ep.
BRING BACK THE COWS (BAREM REMIX)
okain is finally back on quartz after his successful >blackroot ep< that was charted & compiled by many international djs. with his new ep entitled >bring back the cows< okain is showcasing again his unique talent to bring techno & house together. the package contains 2 original tracks and in addition, we have had our argentinean friend barem from minus delivering an exciting remix. let the bells kick!
after the huge succes of the split ep on his own quartz rec imprint, paul ritch is reaching the next level with his brand new canniballs ep.this wicked release contains four exclusive tracks ranging from the deepness of >suffolk< to the stomping & rolling >the lick<. beware of the canniballs!
BREAKFAST IN BAG / ANTON PIEETE REMIX
heavy support from: dubfire, richie hawtin, djulz, paco osuna, 2000 and one, barem, karrotte, bart skills, anthony collins, paul woolford ...
it is carlo lios turn to deliver his first release for quartz rec. >breakfast in the bag< is without any doubt his finest release up to date.
two powerful and groovy original tracks, blending the best of techno and house in a modern cocktail that ships out straight from toronto. man of the moment anton pieete completes the package with a big remix of the lead track. all killers - no fillers on this ep!
CLOSE TO THE EDGE / KREON REMIX
the new release from only to play aka david k and jerome pacman
HOCUS FOCUS EP
early support by : adam beyer, d julz, kenny larkin, christian smith, anja schneider, josh wink, tiefschwarz, robert dietz, secret cinema, okain...
quartz music return with yet another roaring ep. this time from belgiums hermanez.
opening track hocus focus is a full spectrum. opening with its tribal drums, the addition of cascading techy sounds and then its techno stomp. the brutalness is appeased by the wonderful deep synths that fuse everything together.
next up is the more stripped, minimal sounds of served . a colder, more moody electronic feel to this one, it pops along, locked into a vicious groove. white noise builds create the drama throughout.
finally don t try this at home continues with the heavy tribal tide. rolling drums, a plethora of toms, and a bag full of spooky sounds and efx, make a strong set building track.
SPLIT PART 1
new label / new paul ritch / new bomb !! supported and played by richie hawtin, dubfire, adam beyer, paco osuna, davide squillace, monika kruse, luca bacchetti, xpansoul